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Nov 1, 2009 6:00pm EST
>>> i'm dan harris, and this is "world news." tonight, the obama effect. the president back on the campaign trail, trying to help an embattled democrat up for election on tuesday. can he rally voters the way he did one year ago? >>> election chaos in afghanistan. after president karzai's chief rival quits. where does this leave the u.s. effort to stabilize that country? >>> sweet spot. our investigation into the marketing of fatty, sugary foods to children. now, they are targeted online, on their cell phones and even inside of popular video games. many parents have no idea. >>> and, born to run. as an american man wins the new york marathon for the first time in a generation, we look at why, when it comes to running, humans are the king of beasts. >>> good evening. one year ago tonight, barack obama was out on the campaign trail heading to victory under the banner of yes we can. today, they were calling it yes we can 2.0, as mr. obama went back on the campaign trail, not for himself, but for the governor of new jersey, jon corzine. this race is emerginging as a test of obama
ABC
Nov 1, 2009 10:30am EST
think about each and every day. >> one year from triumph, president obama confronts tough challenges. >> we're out of jobs. >> young americans are unnecessarily in harm's way. >> no government plan, no more debt, no more government takeovers. >> is he delivering his promise of change? >> you've got to recognize that change doesn't happen overnight. >> our exclusive headliner, the president's adviser, confidante and close friend, valerie jarrett. plus, debate and analysis on our powerhouse roundtable with george will, strategist dee dee myers from the clinton white house and ed gillespie from the bush white house and ron brownstein of "the national journal" and liberal activist reverend al sharpton. and "the sunday funnies." >> obama is a good golfer. you know what his handicap is? joe biden, yeah, joe biden. >>> it was one year ago this week that barack obama made history with his sweeping win over john mccain. how much has he changed the country? how much has the office changed him? we have at roundtable standing by to debate those questions and all the week's politics including har
ABC
Nov 17, 2009 4:30am EST
morning. president obama is winding down his ten-day trip to asia with an historic visit to china. mr. obama has met with chinese president hu for talk. >> two leaders were in agreement on key issues, and our correspondent joins us from beijing. >> reporter: good morning, this is arguably the most important stop on the president's visit so he is spending quite a bit of time on the ground here in china. he said relations between the u.s. and china have never been more important, so he's working hard to strengthen that relationship. president obama played tourist today, taking in some of beijing's signature sights at the forbidden city. his r&r comes hours after closed door talks with communist leaders, including more than five hours with president hu. >> a strong u.s./china partnership and dialogue is important not only for the well-being and prosperity of our two nations but also of the world. >> reporter: much of their discussions have centered on the economy. china is america's biggest creditor with $800 billion in u.s. treasury bonds. >> so far, china's partnership has proved criti
ABC
Nov 15, 2009 10:30am EST
's still recovering. >> confronting 9/11 again. as president obama considers more troops for afghanistan. >> the united states cannot be engaged in an open-ended commitment. >>> in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. >>> topics this morning for our headliners. secretary of state hillary clinton and former new york mayor, rudy giuliani. hillary and rudy only on "this week." >>> we don't have to continue down this controversial road. >> she's back. >>> george will, gwen ifill of pbs. david brooks of the new york times and david corn from mother jones. >>> and as always the sunday funny and before john mccain chose her as his running mate. his campaign $50,000 on a background check. when he heard that, he said we should have spent $75,000. >>> and >>> and we begin today with the secretary of state hillary clinton. thanks for spending time with us morning. >> it's a pleasure to talk with you from singapore, george. >> well, as you're in singapore, you and the president are facing really his toughest decision yet on afghanistan. and on his way over when he sto
ABC
Nov 5, 2009 12:05am EST
of barack obama being elected president of the united states. of course it was an historic -- i never forget where i was when obama got elected. i was right here. i may have been over there. but i was in this area. it's been quite a year for our young president. whether you like him or not, he appears to be working very hard. so tonight, the president wishes you, president obama, happy anniversary. >> happy one-year anniversary president obama, congratulations. >> happy one year anniversary president obama. >> happy one year anniversary president obama, you the man. >> happy un-year anniversary president obama. >> happy one year anniversary president obama, you're my hero too. >> happy one year an verse i have president obama. >> yes, we can! >> jimmy: hey, this is -- this is kind of interesting. did you know that barack obama had seven half siblings around the world? like flavor flav's kids. one of them mark obama jusandu. a foreign name. he published the book about their father saying barack obama sr. was abusive to their children. he would make them lie to the police about being trapped i
ABC
Nov 13, 2009 3:05am EST
." >>> welcome back. as we mentioned earlier, president obama is now in japan. while he's there he won't be venturing outside tokyo. >> and that's not what many japanese wanted to hear. especially in the city that has the name the president has. margaret connelly reports from obama city, japan. >> reporter: far from the bustling city of tokyo, a five-hour journey by train is a coastal town along the sea of japan. now famous for its name. from street banners and taxis to obscure souvenirs, this town reaches out to the president from the other side of the world. at obama city hall, the mayor shows us correspondence with the white house. photographs and notes of thanks from the president and michelle for the city's gifts and letters. mayor says it's not a one-way thing. featured on this chocolate cake box along with slogans for world peace. the president and i have the same face, he says, the only difference is the hairstyle. people say we have the same ears. in this port town of 30,000 people fishing has long been the main industry. increasingly the people in this town are cashing in on
ABC
Nov 2, 2009 11:35pm EST
for president obama? george stephanopoulos joins us. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city. this is "nightline," november 2nd, 2009. >>> good evenings are i'm terry moran. and we're going to begin tonight with the human quest for longevity and an american city testing four secrets to a longer life. it was chosen for a so-called vitality project funded by the united health foundation because it's pretty unremarkable really. because it didn't take too long before the people of albert lea, minnesota started achieving pretty remarkable results, for themselves, for their families and for the entire community. john donvan has the report. >> reporter: do you want to live a long, long time? wells are this man right here, dan buettner has traveled the world looking for the secrets to living a longer and healthier life. along the way, he met guitar-playing raphael leone in costa rica, he is 100 years old. ♪ >> reporter: ushi in okinawa who is 134. and has a brother 30 years her junior. and at 103 three, still, a
ABC
Nov 3, 2009 4:30am EST
: what do we these contests say after electing president obama to the white house? >> if president -- if the demomoats lose all three of those races. >> reporter: the white house is down playing the election's outcomes. the president inherered daunting challelees. >> we have spent a decent amount ofof time talking about one her in afghanistan. we e leaded to an either bigger one. >>> virginia hurtado live in washington, thanks. >>> our election coverage continues on "good morning america." when al gore weighs in on the challenges ahead for the obama white house. >>> a developing story this morning from north korea, it announced it has enough plutonium to make one nucucar bomb. thisay be an attempt to force the u.s. into direction talks with the north. >>> fresh off his re-election victory president hamid karzai is reaching out. we have more on what president karzai has to say. >> reporter: good morning. one day after being declared defacto winner of the election, president karzai made his victory speech. a victory marred by allegations of voter fraud. karzai acknowledged the damage
ABC
Nov 9, 2009 11:35pm EST
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ABC
Nov 19, 2009 4:30am EST
obama called the new health care reform bill a critical milestone. >> tonight begins the last journey we have been on. >> reporter: they claim it will cut the deficit by 127 billion over that period. while ensewering coverage for 94% of americans. >> it's simple sign. it's like this -- it's victory and that's what we're going to have with health care. >> reporter: reid gathered democrats to discuss the bill. >> we're going to get it over the finish line because failure is not an option. >> reporter: health care reform dead on arrival that declared. >> will bankrupt this country. >> reporter: asked how he squared a promise to strengthen medicare with cutting the program, reid was philosophically. >> you get rid of that, it strengthens the program. >> reporter: it includes an optional public health care plan allowing states to opt out. it's paid for a medicare payroll tax on those enearning over $250,000 and those on pricey health care plans. >>> after the president's trip, the president left south korea with part of his agenda accomplished. while he made headway on north korea nuclear wea
ABC
Nov 2, 2009 4:30am EST
of that country's opposition presidential candidate. president obama h h been counting on a clean election in afghanistan as he weighs sending 40,000 more u.s. troops there.e. but hopes for a legitimate process are now all but lost after president hamid karzai's main challenger dropped out of the race. here's david kerley. >> reporter: they will all feel the effect. the more than 100,000 allied troops, the afghan people, of this man's decision to quit next weekend's presidential runoff. >> i will not participate in the november 7th elections. >> reporter:r:bdullah abdullah's exit from the presidential race hands victory to the incumbent, president hamid karzai, a victory that is tainted by massive fraud in the first election back in august. still, abdullah urged his followers to remain calm. >> so that's the call for myself, not to go to the reets, no demonstrations. >> reporter: presisint karzai is set to rule the war-torn nation for another five years partnering with the u.s. amidst accusations he is ineffective and corrupt. >> i think it's time for us to stop beating up on president kar
ABC
Nov 16, 2009 4:30am EST
16th, 2009. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us on this monday. >>> president obama has started his first ever visit to china. we have a bit of american political theater. >> he took questions in the town hall meeting and ann compton has the latest. good morning, ann. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the president who was elected in part because of his reach out to the internet came here to china where they tend to block some sites but they still let him hold an internet town hall meeting. president obama wanted to make a point beginning this three-day visit not with the political leaders in beijing, but with china's next generation. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: 400 university students in shanghai offered questions in person and on the internet. in a country where the government blocks social networks like twitter, the u.s. ambassador made sure president obama got a chance to say the free flow of information makes a country stronger. >> because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own governments accountable. they can begin to think for thems
ABC
Nov 19, 2009 3:28am EST
. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> as president obama returns from asia today there is an important development on capitol hill. >> the senate version of health care reform has finally been made public. now let the debate begin. john hendren has the details from washington. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. after weeks of negotiations, senate democratic leaders unveiled their health care reform plan. they'll have to corral every supporter to get it to the president's desk. president obama called senate democrats' new health care reform bill a critical milestone. >> tonight begins the last leg of this journey that we've been on now for some time. >> reporter: the total cost is pegged at $849 billion over 10 years. they claim it would cut the deficit by $127 billion over that period. while ensuring coverage for 94% of americans, including 31 million people who now have no coverage. >> and there's one sign that i think not only defines this moment, but also is going to define what's going to happen in
ABC
Nov 4, 2009 3:05am EST
of police firing tear gas at anti-government demonstrators and making several arrests. >>> president obama has a message for iran on this, the anniversary of that well-known hostage crisis. >> in a statement the president says iran needs to choose between focusing on the past or moving toward a brighter future. >> laura setrakian is in the mideast with a look at u.s./iran relations. good morning, lara. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. when iranian students stormed the u.s. embassy, taking 63 americans hostage, they drove a wedge into u.s./iranian relations that's lasted more than 30 years. for 444 days the crisis continued. the hostage-takers called their captives guests of the ayatollah. they celebrated the embassy takeover as a victory against imperialism and the american super power. every year on the 4th of november iran's government commemorates the event with rallies against the u.s., the great satan in the eyes of the islamic revolution. this year the scene is more complicated. iran's government is railing against america while it publicly negotiates with the u.s. over
ABC
Nov 8, 2009 10:30am EST
. president obama summed it up in three words, this is history. we'll take on that debate in just a moment with the party chairs and our roundtable. >>> but we begin with the latest on thursday's mass killings at ft. hood. the obamas will attend a memorial service at ft. hood on tuesday. we're joined by general george kasey. >> welcome to this "this week." >> thank you, george. >> let me start by offering our condolences to you and all of the families at ft. hood. i know that you just returned from there. what were you able to learn what they saw and what they did? >> my trip there on friday with secretary of the army was at once gut-wrenching and uplifting. in talking to the wounded soldiers and in talking to the medical providers and soldiers were at the site, i came away with what a horrific experience it was for them. also, i was uplifted by what they did for each other. when you talk to the wounded soldiers, one thing they all stressed was how, was their reaction and their reaction in support to each other. it was immediate. and stories like, medics who in the building next door for t
ABC
Nov 29, 2009 10:30am EST
the job. >> after months of deliberation and debate, president obama to announce a new strategy with more troops. >> i think it's a mistake. >> will his new approach contain al qaeda? can obama convince congress and the country to support this war? those questions this morning for our headliners. lindsey graham who supports more troops. and bernie sanders. >>> then the white house crashers. will they pay a price or get rich quick? george will, cokie roberts, matthew dowd, paul krug man and dan senor and as always, the sunday funnies. >> the last time someone got into the white house who didn't belong, they stayed there eight years. >>> tuesday night the president travels to west point to announce his new strategy and more troops for afghanistan. now the cad ets are likely to be a receptive audience. but will the country rally behind the new strategy? and will congress come up with the cash to pay for it? >>> but with begin with two key senators, lindsey graham and bernie sanders. gentlemen, welcome both. senator sands are, le me begin with you. we have seen the details of this strategy le
ABC
Nov 24, 2009 6:30pm EST
>>> welcom >>> welcome to "world news." tonight, war plan. president obama will announce his decision on afghanistan next week, likely to include more troops. but how will they be used, and will they make a difference? >>> mixed message. home prices are stabilizing, but many homeowners owe more than their house is worth. so, what's the true picture of the housing market? >>> risky business. the loophole that allows products for children to be sold in this country would mandatory safety tests. >>> moose call. one man's effort to safe the life of his pal, who just happens to be a moose. >>> and, from soup to nuts, the obamas host their first state dinner. >>> good evening. a decision is at hand. for three months now the president has grappled with whether to send more troops to afghanistan, and what u.s. strategy there ought to be. over and over, he has met with his war council. political critics have accused him of dithering. today, a white house spokesman said he will announce his decision a week from tonight. it is likely he will send thousands more troops in, with benchmark
ABC
Nov 26, 2009 4:30am EST
can a breach this big take place at one of the most secure places in the country? the obama state dinner was a hot ticket. >> cheers. >> reporter: so hot, that two reality tv stars apparently crashed the party. the socialites from the show "the real housewives of washington" were announced. but the white house says they were not invited, marking what appears to be the first time in modern history anyone has crashed a state dinner. photos published on their facebook page show the couple with high-profile guests, like vice president joe biden and chief of staff, rahm emanuel. the secret service is looking how the couple got past security. one official said, these individuals went through magnetometers. they reportedly left before seated for dinner. lying to the secret service could bring a felony charge. it didn't clear how close the salahi's got to the president or the first lady. they were clear to be at the dinner. and they went through five security check points. we'll have much more on this story later on "good morning america." >>> when president obama makes his case for more
ABC
Nov 16, 2009 6:30pm EST
. president obama urges more message in china. >>> pondering, palin. 6 in 10 americans say she is not qualified to be president. might her new book change the perception? >>> and the iconic toy company that survived the recession, brick by brick. >>> good evening. it has been the gospel, long promoted, by the american cancer society for every woman over 40, get a mammogram. it is vital every year. but now an independent task force imposed of leading experts in primary care and prevention turns that advice on its head, telling women they're getting too many mammograms. really? today's announcement has doctors and patients confused. john mckenzie is here. >> with the guidelines considered among the best at analyzing the data, it may not make the recommendations easy to except. at a time when mammograms are helping drive down the death toll from breast cancer, these new guidelines actually recommended less screening. >> these guidelines are being changed because we have new studies, because we have new ways of looking at those studies, and because we have a better way of using the
ABC
Nov 1, 2009 8:00am EST
on the trail. president obama tries to help fellow democrats slumping in the polls. could tuesday's results be a referendum on the president?t? >>> hold that pose. an ancient technique is now being used in new cutting-edge ways. how yoga is helping paents battle evething from attention deficit disorders to cancer. ♪ you ain't knock but a hnd dog ♪ >>> and bad dog. bad. they bite. theyhew. they bark, but can youour out-of-control pooch be turned into a loyal lapdo one feaess animall lover says yes, and he will show us how. >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. it is sunday, november 1st. and if you're here, we hope yo remembered to set your clock back last night. an extra hour of sleep. >> that's right. oh, so delicious for those of us on dawn patrol. i hope you had a happy, safe, candy abundant halloween out there. you know what house has the good stuff, that 1600 pennsylvania avenue although the first lady might try to sp you some veggies from her garden. we'll tell you how that went. she was dressed as t woman apparently. we'll bring you that later >>> we're launching a new seri
ABC
Nov 3, 2009 11:35pm EST
governor's races, beating democrats who had president obama personally campaigns for them. we ask george stephanopoulos to break down today's results. >>> plus, house of horrors. four more bodies brings the total to ten, as murder suspect and convicted rapist anthony sowell gets ready to appear in court. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, this is "nightline," november 3rd, 2009. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. it's election day, we're going to get to that story in a minute, but first, an important investigation. it's a fightening scenario to imagine. your car begins to accelerate on its own. it is the vehicle gaining speed, and you lose control. more than 2,000 toyota owners have reported situations like this, according to one safety research expert. in some cases, it's had a deadly outcome, and despite a massive recall, some remaun unsatisfied with the company's response. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross has the report. brian? >> reporter: terry, toyota has a problem. federal high
ABC
Nov 12, 2009 6:30pm EST
>>> welc >>> welcome to "world news." tonight, job search. president obama calls for a high level suck mitt on how to get people back to work. but what new options are there? >>> stormy weather the mid-atlantic states are being pounded by rain and wind. it's a storm that just won't go away. >>> home therapy. a very costly treatment for children with autism is now being made available to parents to apply at home. >>> and, the country queen. taylor swift is not only country's biggest star, she's the biggest music star in the country. >>> good evening. the president has been focused on health care reform. he's been focused on afghanistan. but people in the country are focused on their jobs. and so president obama moved unemployment back to the top of his agenda today, calling for a summit meeting to find ways to jump start job creation. and it is needed. another half million workers filed for unemployment benefits last week. that may be the lowest number since the beginning of the year, but it is still not good. so, what jump start options are there? david muir is standing by. david?
ABC
Nov 13, 2009 4:30am EST
. president obama arrived in tokyo overnight, the first stop on a four-nation tour of asia. the president will tackle huge economic and security issues during his trip. >> but he hasn't left the car in afghanistan behind. abc's yunji de nies is traveling with the president. and joins us this morning from tokyo. good morning, yunji. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. the president has a lot to talk about. but his main mission on this visit is diplomacy. on his first visit to the region as president, the white house says he's really here to strengthen relationships. president obama touched down in tokyo, kicking off a week-long, asian tour. where he'll visit four countries and meet with a bevy of world leaders. mr. obama's agenda is broad. international economy, climate change, global security, and the war in afghanistan. while there's plenty to talk about, unlike past presidential trips, there's no concrete agreements expected out of his tour. on his way here, the president stopped in alaska to meet with troops. mr. obama is not expected to announce whether he will send more ame
ABC
Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
that president obama is going to go to west point next tuesday night to make that address to the nation in his new strategy for the war in afghanistan. so jonathan karl is with us from the white house tonight. why west point? >> reporter: white house officials say the president wanted to speak directly to some of those what will bear the cost of his decision. but there's something else at work here this is going to be, i am told, a detailed speech. the president will outline not just his decision on troops and the strategy to afghanistan and pakistan but go through the process that he went through in making that speech. that means, a long speech, likely more than 40 minutes, and considerably longer than the kind of statements you would usually see the president give. >> listening to the white house spokesman today, i was struck -- we were focused on the troops added into afghanistan, but their focus, what they're talking about is totally when the troop troops, all of them, come home. >> reporter: it's fascinating. this will be a decision to send more than 30,000 additional troops to afghanista
ABC
Nov 17, 2009 7:00am EST
obama. on a scale of one to ten, ten being the best, what do you rate barack obama? >> walters, palin. stay ned. >>> mammogram mayhem. the new guidelines on breast cancer screening have thrown women into a muddle. we ask leang doctors to clear up the confusion about what you should do for health and life. >>> and janet jackson breaks her silence. what she thinks about the doctor at the center of the michael jackson investigation, as she copes with her brother's death. it's a "gma" exclusive. >>> and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. happy to be here this morning, when barbara walters is going to ask new questions of sarah palin. >>> and we have a brand-new, hot-off-the-presses abc news/"washington post" poll. >> let's show that poll. despite health care reform, people are evenly split on health care. 48% in favor of the plan. 49% opposed. and when it comes to the economy, the public trusts president obama over republicans in congress to handle it, 52% to 37%. >> of course, when it comes to republicans, the undisputed center of the sage this week is sarah pal
ABC
Nov 25, 2009 3:05am EST
. let's try something new. nude pics. send me some. text me. >>> looming decision. president obama sounds closer than ever to unveiling his afghanistan war strategy. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> he'll announce his decisions in a speech next tuesday. >>> be flexible. that's what an expert has told me about saving some money and finding the best travel deals during the holiday season. >>> and the winner is -- ♪ >> well, let's just say there's a new "dancing with the stars" champion and we'll tell you who it is coming up. it's wednesday, november 25th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> while i like the winner, the person i was rooting for didn't win. >> but the song you like was on the show, right? >> i was joking saying i wanted this song to be worked in somehow. whitney sang it last night. excellent job david banfield. >> you got your first request. >> i did. the list continues. >> we will get to find out who won the show coming up in just a few minutes. >> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> president
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Nov 2, 2009 2:20am EST
day long. >>> difficult decisions. the world awaits president obama's military plans for afghanistan after an unexpected political move. >>> then, cleveland murders. six dead women found in one home. a suspect's disturbing background. >>> and, millionaire fair. who's catering to the ultra-rich during a recession. >> everybody's talking about the crisis but we don't feel it. >> it's monday, november 2nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you recovering from all the candy this weekend? >> i didn't have that much. i see you've got a stockpile. >> i knew people were going to bring in candy. a good amount next to my desk. >> that's my favorite too, the kit kat. you're going to have to share that. >> i'll give you some. one kit kat. >> i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> it now appears hamid karzai will be the president of afghanistan for the next five years. his main challenger heading into a runoff election has dropped out. abdullah abdullah made the surprising announcement over the weekend. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says the administration will work with
ABC
Nov 16, 2009 2:20am EST
tension. how president obama is addressing sensitive issues in china today. his next step during an historic visit. >>> then, prison politics. plans to turn an illinois super max prison into the new home for guantanamo detainees. the pros and the cons. >>> and, fat fight. experimental medicine to battle obesity. the new drugs and how they work. it's monday, november 16th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning and thanks for being with us on this monday morning. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> we start this half hour in china where president obama has taken a staple of american politics, the town hall meeting, to hundreds of students. >> she joins us this morning from shanghai. good morning, yunji. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. when the president stirs started out he explained to the students how this was all going to work. this event was, in fact, supposed to be broadcast live on chinese state television. but apparently the government changed its mind at the last minute. it was only broadcast live on local stations here in shangha
ABC
Nov 4, 2009 4:30am EST
candidate as their next governor. >> president obama had campaigned for the democrats in both races. viviana hurtado is joining us from washington for what those results might mean for the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, vinita and jeremy. political analysts say the results are not a referendum on the president but on the state of the economy. republicans will be moving into the governor's office in both new jersey and virginia. >> tonight you have hired me. thank you. >> reporter: bob mcdonnell beat creigh deeds in virginia. chris christie ousted incumbent jon corzine in new jersey. >> we know the challenges we face and over the next four years we'll have our work cut out for us. >> reporter: these states helped the president take the white house last year. the gop says the defeat of democratic candidates is a referendum on mr. obama, but exit polls suggest otherwise. in virginia and new jersey about half of voters approved of the president's handling of his job and most say he was not a factor in their votes. the fault line was the weak economy. according to abc's geo
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Nov 10, 2009 4:30am EST
be in contact with extremists. , tremists. he will insist on answ president obama told abc news, se will insist on answers. >> we're going to complete this nvestigation. wh thawe are going to take whatever steps are necessary, to make sure that something like this doesn't happen again. >> reporter: since the shootings last thursday, security measures ave been tightened. army officials have closed the largely, aspublic. >> right now, we have elevated security measures, largely, as a means of reassurance to the e the tion. threat, as we continue to examine the threat, we will keep appropriate security medses in place. >> reporter: the commanding general at ft. hood, said about 600 soldiers, first responders and civilians, were directly affected by last week's massacre. to play the memorial service is expected to play a significant role in moving toward healing. some >> it brings out the high orale. knocks something like this, it just knocks everybody down. and somebody important like the president coming it's like, okay. i feel very good. >> to el good now. i feel very good. >> i think tomorrow i
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Nov 15, 2009 11:00pm EST
.com. >>> president barack obama is in shanghai tonight launching a three-day visit to china but also been busy talking to russia about nuclear weapons. we have the latest from abc's ann compton. >> reporter: in a driving rain president obama arrived for his first visit to china. it was nearly midnight and he quickly disappeared into a sea of umbrellas to be greeted by local mayors, for this is not beijing, the capital. this is shanghai, the bustling very western i've had city where skyscrapers and booming trade are considered hall marks of a new china. that's exactly why president obama is choosing to start his official events here. at shanghai's mitchell of science and technology security is in place for the most unusual of all of his appearances, a town hall meeting with chinese youth, supposedly to be available to millions on the internet and on media over which the communist government can exercise the least control. another development over the weekend, president obama and russia's dmitri med verizon detective meeting on the sidelines of a summit mitt the singapore declared progress on de
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Nov 25, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> washington gets dressed up for the obama's first state dinner. stars from hollywood and baliwood. and special menus for the guest of honor. >>> flying sick. why dprs expect a resurgence of swine flu. >>> and last dancer. a surprise win on "dancing with the stars." see who had the best moves on this wednesday, november 25th, 2009. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. well, it was the hottest ticket in washington last night. the first state dinner of the obama administration. the dinner honoring india's prime minister had plenty of traditional prompt and protocol. but the obamas spiced things up with the guest list and the menu. viviana hurtado has more on the star-spangled night. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. the white house wanted everything, the menu, the colors, the entertainment to be the best of the u.s. and india. the president and first lady greeted their most important guest, the prime minister of india and his wife, at their first state dinner. the toast began in hindi. then, with lifted glasses, b
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Nov 26, 2009 6:30pm EST
, it's quite an mother, too. >>> and the football may you might not have seen today. president obama going long. >>> good evening. and happy thanksgiving. if you are cooking for the family, you knew exactly how many people were coming for dinner. white house officials thought they knew, too, for that first state dinner hosted by president and mrs. obama. but the secret service is acknowledging a huge security blunder tonight after news that a socialite couple trying out for a reality show managed to crash the white house affair. how did they get through the checkpoints? we begin tonight with yunji de nies at the white house. >> reporter: good evening, david. this is supposed to be the most secured home in the country. but tonight, the secret service is acknowledging, they made a big mistake. in this mix of political power and hollywood glamour, michaele and tareq is a lal hi seemed to blend right in. smelling with the vice president, the white house chief of staff and robin roberts. >> she was working that tent. >> reporter: but the couple was not supposed to be there. their names no
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Nov 10, 2009 5:00pm EST
at the texas post. president obama told stories about each one of the victims in the rampage honoring their memor]4 the suspect, major nidal hasan remains hospitalized tonight, accused of firing off more than 100 rounds before civilian police officer shot him and stopped him. a maryland soldier was among the fort hood victims. lieutenant colonel juanita warman of havre de grace was a military physicians assistant. more on the tribute coming up at 5:30. >>> a high school student at mervo high was stabbed in the school's cafeteria. it happened around 1:30 today. the victim was treated by the school nurse and sent to the hospital. the stabbing was not serious. we're told that six people are in custody but they may not all be mervo students. and investigators are trying to figure out how they even got into the school. >>> police are looking into the deadly stabbing of a boy in east baltimore. we don't have a lot of information. it happened around 5:30 this morning in the 2400 block of llewellyn avenue. the name hasn't been released. we don't know his age. no arrests have been made. this d
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Nov 11, 2009 5:30pm EST
sergeant dale griffin who died two weeks ago in afghanistan. the same flag casket that president obama saluted during a recent visit to dover air force base. on this day for those who remain nameless, the president laid a wreath at the tombs of the unknown. >> to all who have served in every war, in every battle. we say that it is never too late to say thank you. we honor your service. we are forever grateful. we'll take care of them. >> reporter: on their way out of the cemetery, the president and mr. obama broke through tradition and walked acing among the headstones in section 60. where soldiers from iraq and afghanistan are buried. there were similar scenes across the country. >> you know when kids have their days off it from school and everyone is just happy they have a memorial day or veterans day off. i don't think of it this way. >> reporter: this 13-year-old boy scout spent the day to replace broken and faded flags. in new york city, the 90th veterans day parade seemed to have grown in size and popularity. >> now i see how the country really cares for their soldiers. that's a
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Nov 13, 2009 6:00am EST
. the story of one man's journey to educate others about the islamic faith. >>> president obama touched down in japan overnight. the significance of his first visit of commander in chief and what he hopes to accomplish. >>> good morning. i'm meteorologist susan shrack. things are damp for us. not like yesterday. we're seeing activity showing up on the radar from time to time. we'll continue to see that throughout the day today. temperature-wise, we are in the upper 40s and breezy with the winds kicking up. it will be another windy day for us. this is what it looks like fort weekend forecast. it looks a lot better, doesn't it? we'll finally see sunshine and up in the 60s. here's kim. >> thanks, susan. we're looking good around the beltway. no accidents or incidents to let you know about. i have a head's up for the truck drivers when bee come back. ♪ (announcer) maybe we could all use... a little more softness. with ultra downy, you're surrounded with softness. the kind you just can't get from detergent alone. ultra downy. feel more. now save a dollar at downy.com. ♪ ♪ some eggs right h
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Nov 23, 2009 5:00am EST
forward to president obama's goal of health care reform. the vote now moves the debate from committee to the senate floor. >> the important thing is that we debate it. that there be a fleet-free flow of amendments, that some will pass, some will fall. >> reporter: two democrats an an independent voted to start the debate but won't support a final bill unless it addresses their concerns. >> my vote today should in no way be construed as an indication of how i might vote. let me be perfectly clear -- i am opposed to a new government administered health care plan as a part of comprehensive health insurance reform. >> it won't force one insurance company to give insurance to somebody who has a pre-existing condition and it won't even lower the cost of health insurance. >> reporter: the dispute among democrats will likely lead to a heated floor debate next month on legislation that would extend health care to 31 million americans. republicans made it clear they will not support the current bill. >> i think this bill is a disaster for our country. president obama said it would not add to t
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Nov 29, 2009 8:00am EST
>>> this morning -- decision time. president obama is set to announce his war plan in a primetime speech this week. we'll take you to afghanistan for a look on how more troops will be used. >>> armed and dangerous. the search for a man suspected of killing four relatives at a thanksgiving dinner. authorities say he's dangerous. and they'll give us the latest on a possible motive. >>> tiger's troubles. police try to interview tiger woods and his wife for the second time about that late-night car crash that sent him to a hospital. but they're sent away once again. leaving even more unanswered questions. ♪ you're a mean one, mr. grinch ♪ >>> and a grinch of a recession. as cities and towns slash their budgets, they're cutting back on holiday cheer. fewer decorations, smaller trees. we need some determined residents for spirit. >>> good morni >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. it is sunday, november 29th, and the story that everybody's talking about this morning is what happened in that late inform night car accident that put tiger woods in the hospital. details are so sc
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Nov 3, 2009 12:05am EST
>>> and that means it's time for tonight's "closing arguments." say what they will, president obama and the white house staff will be watching the outcome of tomorrow's elections closely. president obama did after all actively campaign for gubernatorial candidates in new york and new jersey. we'd like to ask you if republicans win key elections tomorrow, that a sign of things to come? tell us what you can at abcnews.com or the "nightline" twitter page. i'm try moran, for cynthia mcfadden and all of us at abc news nice. good night. >> dicky: "jimmy kimmel live"! >> jimmy: watch the expression on the face at the end of the day. i don't think i've ever been that happy about anything in my life. >> did you ever taste your own urine? >> jimmy: no! i have to say you might be one of the craziest people on the set. >> are you ready, ones are two -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> i have a game for you. >> what is it? >> it's called bobbing for applesauce. go, go, go. >> it's a balloon, you blockhead! >> jimmy: at anytime during the competition did you consider using witchcraft to help you? >> whoa, that
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Nov 5, 2009 5:00pm EST
. but needless to say, he will rather quickly. i should mention that president obama has been informed of what was going on at ft. hood. he was about to make some remarks in a few moments. i'm not sure, honestly in what venue he was to speak, but he apparently is going to have something to say about this in just a few moments, and, obviously, express condolences that everyone feels for those families. as general kohn mentioned, one of those killed is a civilian police officer. we don't know if t >>> developing story tonight regarding the death of baltimore city business man robert clay. he died in 2006 and police ruled it a suicide. his family maintained there was no way he could have killed himself. they have sent in a request to change the status of the case to murder cased on an investigation prepared by a former general ofball city. >>> doctors released a baltimore city police officer from the hospital who suffered stab wounds before shooting a man outside a strip club last night. the attacker stabbed him twice before he then opened fire. as abc 2 jeff reports it happened this morning in e
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Nov 30, 2009 2:20am EST
. with this new surge of forces. >> i'm chris wallace and this is "fox news sunday." >> president obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west point. senator kyl, what will you be listening for? what do you want to hear in the president's speech? >> first of all, i want to hear the details. will he follow the recommendations of general petraeus and general mcchrystal in moving at least 40,000 troops into the area as quickly as possible? and the other two key elements, both the political and economic almosts, of counter insurgency. secondly, talk of an exit strategy is exactly the wrong way to go. i hear that in the media. i certainly hope the president doesn't do that. all that does is signal to the enemies and also to our allies, to the folks in pakistan as well as the afghanis, that we're not there to stay until the mission is accomplished. and they've got to know that we will be there for them until the mission is accomplished or they'll make other arrangements and it won't be to our benefit. >> senator bayh? >> chris, this is a very complex situatio
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00am EST
the obama election. former vice president al gore joins us. >>> runaway cars. toyota blamed floor mats for accelerating accidents. abc news has investigated with stunning results. >>> and the time of her life. patrick swayze's wife, lisa niemi on the love story and lessons about grief as she joins us ahead. and it's so good to have you with us. good morning, america. diane sawyer with robin roberts on this tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. another election day. >> not exactly super tuesday but a few tight races across the country closely being watched for what could be an indication of the country's political mood and the obama administration. >> new jersey and virginia and a special congressional election has vice president biden in a public sparring match with sarah palin. for more to john berman. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, diane. from watertown, new york, where the polls are now open. this is ground zero for one of the most contentious races in the country. it's also the site of the latest debate between joe biden and sarah palin. palin versus biden. sound familiar? n
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Nov 9, 2009 2:20am EST
in colorado springs. >>> president obama tries to move the middle east peace process forward this evening at the white house. >> he meets with israeli prime minister netanyahu to soothe a strained relationship between the two countries. simon mcgreggor-wood is joining us from jerusalem with more on what's at stake. good morning, simon. >> reporter: there will be a meeting between president obama and the is rail lie prime minister netanyahu. the view here is the prime minister was made to sweat at this meeting. when he got on a plane to address this important jewish conference in washington he didn't know whether or not he was going to meet the president at the white house or not. late last night the white house announced there would be a meeting, a short one, late tonight well after the israeli tv bulletins are off the air. the message here is simply that the relations between the white house and this administration here in israel are strained to say the least. i think the white house people are saying, according to israeli sources, that the prime minister made the mistake of trying to in
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Nov 17, 2009 3:05am EST
went to the shooting range. jeremy and vinita? >>> president obama's popularity has real staying power. according to an abc news poll released this morning. 56% of americans approved of mr. obama's job performance. 42% disapproved. half said they trusted the president on health care reform. 37% trusted the republicans. the president got better marks on the economy. 52% say they backed president obama versus 37% who thought the gop was doing a better job. >>> but the president's mind is on international affairs during his state visit to china today. after meeting with the chinese president in beijing this morning the president says both countries are looking for a comprehensive deal on climate change. the president also says china has helped the u.s. pull out of the worst recession in a generation. >>> the white house has set a date for its promised job summit. on thursday, december 3rd, economists, business owners and executives will be invited to the forum to share their ideas on how toate the next day president obama kicks off a sof vo communities hard hit by unemployment. to look fo
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Nov 3, 2009 6:30pm EST
? >> reporter: good evening, charlie. white house officials argue this is no way a referendum on president obama. these are local races. but republicans, perhaps smeming some victories tonight, point out that today is the first opportunity voters have had to register their feelings about president obama and the democratic congress. in new jersey, president obama is not only the ballot. bull he's on the phone. >> hi, this is president obama. i want to apologize for disturbing you. >> reporter: the president's robo calls to voters in the garden state follow his campaign appearances for the state's unpopular democratic governor, jon corzine. locked in a neck and neck race with republican former federal prosecutor chris chris tooe. >> jon was one of the best colleagues i had in the senate. and one of the best partners i have in the white house. >> reporter: the white house insists the results of that race and the virginia governor's race will not say anything about support for the president. but the feelings of voters are relevant to the president's future successes and failures, and perhaps in next
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Nov 4, 2009 6:30pm EST
to the word "flushed with success." >>> good evening. one year ago, barack obama rode into office on a wave of discontent prom itsing change on the number one issue for voters, the economy. well, yesterday, in new jersey and virginia exit polls show voters were overwhelmingly interested about the economy. despite campaign appearances, democrats lost gub tore yal races in those two states and voter whose supported the president just a year ago, well, they still like him but abandoned him in droves. we begin with john berman in jersey city tonight, john. >> this is a state he won by 15 points. where no republican won in more than ten years but it's one of the places that has republicans cheering. with with their candidates for governor in new jersey and virginia raising their arms in glee. republicans in washington today, raised their voices to gloat. >> i think there's a political rebellion going on in america. what we saw last night was just a glimpse of it. in our exit polls, well over 80% of voters in new jersey and virginia said they are worried about the economy. those most worried vote
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Nov 5, 2009 6:30pm EST
than 30. president obama called it a horrific outburst of violence. >> these are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and, at times, give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> so we have several reports tonight. and we're going to begin with martha raddatz in washington. >> reporter: the suspect was an army doctor at the base hospital and the soldiers he killed were on their way to iraq. [ sirens ] it was a horrific attack. armed with handguns, the shooter entered the processing center where soldiers were getting final medical and dental checks before deployment. >> the shooter opened fire and essentially due to the quick response of the police forces, was killed. the challenge that we face right now is the installation is locked down and, in many cases, a lot of facilities, a lot of our families, children, are locked in facilities. we're making a call right now as to det
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Nov 10, 2009 3:05am EST
to draw attention as president obama sets out for asia later this week. >>> iran has officially accused those three american hikers of espionage. the charges against shane bower, sarah shepard and josh fattal came 100 days after crossing the border illegally. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's no evidence to support the charges and she is demanding their release. >>> the man accused of killing an abortion doctor tells the associated press this morning he has no regrets. scott roder confessed in a phone call and said he did it to protect unborn children. he's charged with shooting dr. george tiller at a wichita, kansas, church in may. tiller was among only a few doctors who performed late-term abortions. >>> a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage could come as early as today in the new york senate. gay rights advocates hosted rallies in manhattan and elsewhere throughout the state. the prospects for passage are very uncertain because there are not enough supporters in the state senate. >>> 1 million baby strollers are being recalled because of a hinge that can sever children
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Nov 18, 2009 6:30pm EST
uninsured now. >>> president obama predicted today the decision to bring khalid shaikh mohammed and four others to stand trial on terrorism charges will satisfy americans when, and these were his words, when mohamed is convicted and the death penalty is applied to him. attorney general eric holder was on capitol hill answering senators angry that the terrorism suspects are going to be brought to the u.s. here's pierre thomas. >> reporter: the attorney general came under immediate and sustained republican fire for his decision to bring khalid shaikh mohammed and other suspected terrorists to new york to stand trial. >> i believe this decision is dangerous. that is a perversion of the justice system. >> this really bothers mr. attorney general, with all due respect. >> reporter: the normally collegial attorney general was combative. >> i know that we are at war. we need not cower in the face of this enemy. our resolve is firm and our people are ready. >> reporter: holder has argued that civilian court holds the best chance for success and more appropriate because 9/11 was a direct attack o
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